Combating malicious ads

Local News

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — Tech teams are reviewing and working to combat an industry-wide problem with malware advertisements that automatically redirect browsers to unwanted destinations. 

Some users on have reported seeing these redirect advertisements when trying to read articles. Some of these present themselves as a survey you can take to win a gift card. According to officials, the problem is widespread and happens as bad actors in the programmatic space exploit vulnerabilities in ad technology. 

If you experience any kind of suspicious ad, please try and provide the following information if possible: 

  • Launch Page URL: the page that you were on when the issue surfaced
  • Redirect URL: the page that the ad redirected you to
  • Your Location
  • Time and Date of the Incident
  • Device (Android or iOS)
  • Browser
  • Device Category (Desktop v. Mobile Web)
  • Screenshot

Please send any concerns to Thank for you help in keeping these advertisements off

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Continuing The Conversation
See Full Weather Forecast

Trending Stories

Don't Miss!

More Don't Miss
More Contests